Sydney - Coogee

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  • 2014 Weekend Away and Escorted Tours
  • Coogee Shore Diving Schedule
  • Gear Hire Rates and Equipment Service Costs
  • Looking For A Working Partner In A New Dive Centre Operation In Sydney
  • Looking For A Working Partner In Our Sydney Dive Boat Operation

2014 Weekend Away and Escorted Tours

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Coogee Shore Diving Schedule

Join us for a magic day out visiting some of Sydney's finest shore diving spots. Typically most dives max out at 18m and you can see the rare weedy sea dragons, seahorses, giant cuttle fish, wobbegong sharks, port jackson sharks, different rays (stingrays, numb rays, fiddler rays and bull rays), friendly blue gropers plus a host of other reef fish. The diving in Sydney is warm temperate, with temperatures varying from 15 - 24.C and visibility averages around 15m.

Gear Hire Rates and Equipment Service Costs

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Looking For A Working Partner In A New Dive Centre Operation In Sydney

PRO DIVE is looking to open up a new Dive Centre(s) in the Sydney region and we are actively seeking working partners to operate and manage these centres.

If you are interested in partnering our company and managing a PRO DIVE Centre, please contact admin@prodive.com.

Looking For A Working Partner In Our Sydney Dive Boat Operation

PRO DIVE have operated an independent Sydney based Dive Boat Operation since 1969.

Our existing boat Sea Life V is at full capacity on most weekends so we are looking to purchase a larger boat to cater for the extra demand.

We are looking for a working partner who would be interested in working as one of the Dive Directors on the boat as well as becoming a Master Class V to work with our current team and assist with marketing.

If you are interested in becoming an owner/operator in this business, please contact admin@prodive.com.

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Area Info


Sydney has temperate water diving, where the water temp varies from 15 to 24 degrees and visibility averages about 10 to 15 meters throughout the year but often experiences 25-30m during winter.

There is a huge variety of fish life sponges soft corals and there over 40 dives sites to choose from. 

 In Sydney the type of marine life you can see such as Weedy Sea Dragons, Giant Cuttlefish, Blue Grouper, Bull Rays, Wobbegong shark, Port Jackson shark and of course Grey Nurse sharks plus hundreds of other species of fish.  The marine life you will see varies, depending of time of the year.

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Day Date Course/Trip  am/pm  Dive Site Rating Depth
Sun 20-Apr-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 20-Apr-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Bare Island 
Green
20 metres 
Sun 20-Apr-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Bare Island 
Green
20 metres 
Sun 20-Apr-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sun 20-Apr-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Mon 21-Apr-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Thu 24-Apr-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Thu 24-Apr-2014  Advanced Course (Mid Week) am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 25-Apr-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 25-Apr-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Gordons Bay 
Green
10-14 Meters 
Sat 26-Apr-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Black
10-25 metres 
Sat 26-Apr-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Shark Point 
Black
6-25 meters 
Sat 26-Apr-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 26-Apr-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am North Head Wall 
Green
8-26 metres 
Sat 26-Apr-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 26-Apr-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sun 27-Apr-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 27-Apr-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Gordons Bay 
Green
10-14 Meters 
Sun 27-Apr-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm North Head Wall 
Green
8-26 metres 
Sun 27-Apr-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm North Head Wall 
Green
8-26 metres 
Thu 01-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Fri 02-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 02-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am South Maroubra 
Black
18M Max 
Sat 03-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Colours Reef 
Black
30M Max 
Sat 03-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Bare Island 
Green
20 metres 
Sat 03-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Bare Island 
Green
20 metres 
Sat 03-May-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 03-May-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sat 03-May-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 03-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sun 04-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 04-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Shark Point 
Black
6-25 meters 
Sun 04-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Shark Point 
Black
6-25 meters 
Sun 04-May-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sun 04-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Thu 08-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 09-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Royal Shepherd 
Blue
28 metres 
Fri 09-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Bare Island 
Green
20 metres 
Sat 10-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 10-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am South Maroubra 
Black
18M Max 
Sat 10-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am South Maroubra 
Black
18M Max 
Sat 10-May-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am Flagstaff 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 10-May-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sat 10-May-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm Flagstaff 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 10-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Flagstaff 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sun 11-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Dee Why Wide 
Black
20-34 metres 
Sun 11-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Bare Island 
Green
20 metres 
Sun 11-May-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sun 11-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Thu 15-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 16-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Black
10-25 metres 
Fri 16-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Shark Point 
Black
6-25 meters 
Sat 17-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 17-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Gordons Bay 
Green
10-14 Meters 
Sat 17-May-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am Blue Fish Wall 
Green
14-24 metres 
Sat 17-May-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sat 17-May-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm Blue Fish Wall 
Green
14-24 metres 
Sat 17-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Wall 
Green
14-24 metres 
Sun 18-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am North Bondi 
Green
10-22 metres 
Sun 18-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am South Maroubra 
Black
18M Max 
Sun 18-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am South Maroubra 
Black
18M Max 
Sun 18-May-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sun 18-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Thu 22-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 23-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Fri 23-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Gordons Bay 
Green
10-14 Meters 
Sat 24-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Black
10-25 metres 
Sat 24-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Mystery Dive 
Green
0-20M 
Sat 24-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Mystery Dive 
Green
0-20M 
Sat 24-May-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 24-May-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sat 24-May-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 24-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sun 25-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 25-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Gordons Bay 
Green
10-14 Meters 
Sun 25-May-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sun 25-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Thu 29-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Colours Reef 
Black
30M Max 
Fri 30-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 30-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Bare Island 
Green
20 metres 
Sat 31-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Dee Why Wide 
Black
20-34 metres 
Sat 31-May-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Shark Point 
Black
6-25 meters 
Sat 31-May-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sat 31-May-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am Macquarie light house 
Green
8-24 Metres 
Sat 31-May-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm Macquarie light house 
Green
8-24 Metres 
Sat 31-May-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Macquarie light house 
Green
8-24 Metres 
Sun 01-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 01-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Bare Island 
Green
20 metres 
Sun 01-Jun-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sun 01-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Thu 05-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 06-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am North Bondi 
Green
10-22 metres 
Fri 06-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am South Maroubra 
Black
18M Max 
Sat 07-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am North Head Wall 
Green
8-26 metres 
Sat 07-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am South Maroubra 
Black
18M Max 
Sat 07-Jun-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 07-Jun-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sat 07-Jun-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 07-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sun 08-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 08-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Bare Island 
Green
20 metres 
Sun 08-Jun-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sun 08-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Mon 09-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Thu 12-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Black
10-25 metres 
Fri 13-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 13-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Gordons Bay 
Green
10-14 Meters 
Sat 14-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Black
10-25 metres 
Sat 14-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Bare Island 
Green
20 metres 
Sat 14-Jun-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am Flagstaff 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 14-Jun-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sat 14-Jun-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm Flagstaff 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 14-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Flagstaff 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sun 15-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 15-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Shark Point 
Black
6-25 meters 
Sun 15-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Shark Point 
Black
6-25 meters 
Sun 15-Jun-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sun 15-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Thu 19-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 20-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Royal Shepherd 
Blue
28 metres 
Fri 20-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Shark Point 
Black
6-25 meters 
Sat 21-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 21-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Bare Island 
Green
20 metres 
Sat 21-Jun-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 21-Jun-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 21-Jun-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 21-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sun 22-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Dee Why Wide 
Black
20-34 metres 
Sun 22-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am South Maroubra 
Black
18M Max 
Sun 22-Jun-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sun 22-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Thu 26-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 27-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Colours Reef 
Black
30M Max 
Fri 27-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Bare Island 
Green
20 metres 
Sat 28-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 28-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Gordons Bay 
Green
10-14 Meters 
Sat 28-Jun-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 28-Jun-2014  Advanced Course (Weekend) am The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sat 28-Jun-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 28-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sun 29-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Black
10-25 metres 
Sun 29-Jun-2014  Guided Shore Dives am Mystery Dive 
Green
0-20M 
Sun 29-Jun-2014  Enriched Air Specialty pm The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sun 29-Jun-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 

Bare Island


Bare Island juts out dramatically from the mainland and is accessible on foot from a long wooden walkway. The right side of the island is protected and good for diving even when the sea is rough. Multiple dive sites exist around the island making it a place that you can keep coming back to.

If you dive the right side you will initially drop down to about 15 metres and cross over a small reef. If you turn left and head southwest you will cross a sandy bottom and wind up at the main reef. Flatheads, numbrays, rays and flounder can be seen half buried in the sand so be careful if you touch the bottom.  There is a gutter that you can swim through between rocks and kelp near the reef.

The marine life on the reef can be very plentiful. Noteworthy are the pygmy seahorses and weedy sea dragons one can see here. There are also several kinds of sharks that can be seen here, namely grey nurse sharks, port jackson and the occasional dusky whaler. At about 20 metres is a low overhang around which a lot of sea life exists. There are catfish, Sydney cardinalfish, yellow-banded sea perch, and half-banded perch. On your way to this cave are colorful sponges, giant ascidians, lace coral, Bairds solitary coral, and sea tulips.

If you dive down on the left side you will land on a sandy bottom at about 6 metres. The bottom slowly slopes down as you proceed southeast. There are overhangs and caves as you swim along and you may be able to see wobbegongs, port jacksons and pineapplefish among other things. Sponges and nudibranchs can also be seen on the rocks here and sea dragons are around
 



Green

Blue Fish Point


Located on the northern side of the North Head Peninsula this is a great site to see Weedy Sea Dragons, Cuttlefish and Wobbegong Sharks. Port Jackson Sharks are a common sight in winter. Blue Fish Point is considered a relaxing dive and is often where we hold our Search & Recovery Workshops. Dive Rating Green - Max Depth 24M



Green

Blue Fish Wall


Blue Fish Wall is the outer section of Blue Fish Reef. The wall reaches down to approximately 25 metres. It has many large boulders, overhangs, swim-throughs and drop offs that make this an exhilarating dive with lots to see and do. All along the wall you can see sponges, ascidians, sea squirts, nudibranch and all sorts of other sea life. The fish that frequent this site are cuttlefish, mullet, wrasse, leatherjackets, sea perch, bullseyes and goatfish.
 



Green

Colours Reef


Colours Reef is a wonderful example of Sydney's diverse coastline with lots of soft corals. The top of the reef starts at 22m then steps all the way down to a 30m sand line. The fish life here is a little different to other shallower sites around Sydney, with large Cuttlefish, Big Schools of King Fish, Eastern Blue Devil Fish and Seapike just to mention a few. As this is one of our deep sites you will need to have an Advanced Open Water Certificate and is often a site we use to teach our Deep Diver Workshop.
 



Black

Dee Why Wide


Dee Why Wide is one of Sydneys premier boat dives. There is a prolific amount of marine life here. You can get down to depths as great as 37 metres in some spots due to the large gullies and cracks in the rocky bottom that are accessible to divers. You can get down to depths as great as 37 metres in some spots due to the large gullies and cracks in the rocky bottom that are accessible to divers. As you explore the channels in the rock you will come upon kingfish, leatherjackets, yellowtail, and seapike, perch, bullseyes, cuttlefish, butterfly and black-banded perch, sergeant bakers, red rock cods,gropers and an abundance of eastern blue devilfish. This is an ideal dive site for Advanced or Deep Divers.

 

 



Black

Flagstaff


Flagstaff is an excellent shallow dive, starting around 5 metres and descending to 12 metres. Sandy bottom with rocks and boulders up to the shoreline. As you dive north you can see kelp, ascidians, sponges and all sorts of sea life around the rocks. Octopus, port jackson sharks, rays, cuttlefish, schools of fish and nudibranchs can be found at this site. If you are really lucky, a fairy penguin might swim past you underwater as the colony is close by. Pro Dive utilise this site for our enriched air workshops.



Green

Gordons Bay


Gordons Bay is located North of Coogee and offers easy diving in calm conditions, with a maximum depth of 14 meters. This site is especially suitable for novice divers and night Dives. Entry into the dive is directly from the carpark, just follow the path down into the water. One of the unique features is the nature trail, defined by a chain which you can follow around the site (note the chain can disappear under the sand at some points) . The trail is approximately 600ms and the dive itself will take on average 30-40 minutes. Features include a small wall imaginatively named "The Wall" and is considered the most interesting part of the dive. Gordons Bay is protected by a reef called the 'Bommie". You will find Sydney's usual suspects on this dive, Blue Groper, Sting Rays, Wrasse , Nudibranchs ,Goat Fish and Port Jackson in winter.



Green

Long Reef


Located North of Sydney Harbour. The main site at Long Reef is located along a large rock wall and drops to 15 to 20 metres. There is a huge rock formation that has a large swim-through running from east to west called The Cathedral. The cathedral one of the sites highlights is formed by two massive boulders leaning against each other and is covered in sea tulips, sponges and bryozoans. The Cathedrals ceiling is always abundant with sealife. Once you reach the western side it is home to masses of fish; bullseyes, roughies, yellowtail, pike and tailor. There are plenty of starfish, large cuttlefish, wobbegongs and Port Jackson sharks. We find visibility gets much clearer during winter so keep this site in mind for a mid winter dive. Swimming north of the cathedral and following the wall you come across large gutters, frequented by young grey nurse sharks. Note - Watch for strong currents.

To find out more please check this link out 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q6Gxy7rhYw



Black

Macquarie light house




Green

Magic Point


Magic Point is known for it aggregation of Grey Nurse Sharks and is one our most popular Boat Dives. Despite their fierce appearance, Grey Nurse sharks are not considered to be dangerous to humans. The sharks can usually be found in a cave about 15 metres below the surface.  They are very tolerant of divers, expect to see 8-10 sharks, but you should not reach out and touch or poke any of these animals. By staying still and calm, you will often be rewarded with sharks cruising right over your head or very close by or at your feet on the silty bottom cruising their patch. The sharks are accompanied by enormous schools of yellowtail as well as remoras and is a great site to complete a Shark Diver Workshop, one of the most exciting workshops you can imagine.

For more information about this video see link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McoKUHjp5Ck



Blue

Manly Bommie


Located off the northern end of Manly Beach, the top of Manly Bombie is in 10 meters and goes down to a maximum depth for 16 meters. There are swim-throughs and lots of fish including Schooling King Fish. There is lots of cool Macro stuff too, an ideal site for the avid underwater photographer. Snap away and enjoy a relaxing green rated dive.

 



Green

Mystery Dive


As the name says, the Mystery Dive will be decided on the day and most likely somewhere either we have never been or rarely go.
For something alittle different come and join PRO DIVE on a Mystery Dive.

 

 

 



Green

North Bondi


Avoid the hassel of parking at Bondi and access this dive site from Sealife V. Located at the northern end of Bondi you will descent along the anchor line to approx 15 meters where a large reef is located. You can explore overhangs, caves and if you are feeling adventourous swim-throughs. Wobbegongs, giant cuttlefish, green morays, ladder-finned pomfrets, bullseyes, yellowtail, red morwong, one spot puller, old wives, blue gropers, nannygai, crayfish, morrish idols, rays, and maori and king wrasses all can be found here routinely. Nudibranch enthusiasts will also be pleased to know that many different species are around as well.
 
 




 


Green

North Head Wall


Located right on the outside point of North Head is a dramatic wall that drops about 13-18 meters. Considered a breeding ground for the Blue Groper, it not uncommon to see juvenile Blue Groper in abundance. Wobbegong and Port Jackson Sharks are regulars in winter, with Black Stingrays an occasional visitor to this site. A good schooling area when the pelagic are running, including King Fish, Yellowtail Scad and Australian Salmon. North Head Wall is considered and easy dive but conditions do need to be calm, making it a great winter dive as we usually have prevailing westerly winds.



Green

Old Mans Hat


A truly magical rocky reef dive accessible only by boat. Under the towering curve of Sydney Heads, the rocks jumble into the water and slowly give way to sponge gardens and a sandy kelp bottom. Old Mans Hat suits all levels of experience. The area is rocky with a few sandy patches. Sponges and soft coral can be found on the rocky bottom. Expect to see blue groper, cuttlefish, lizard fish, yellow tails, nudibranchs, pygmy leatherjackets, shrimps, ascidians, sponges, sea squirts and all sorts of other temperate marine life.

 



Green

Royal Shepherd


Located off South Head it is a relative easy site to access. The Shepherd can be found at a depth of 27M, so you are required to be an Advanced Open Water Certified diver to visit this site. The site consists of parts of the  Royal Shepherd, rather than the entire ship itself.  All that remain are the engine block, driveshaft, prop and boiler. There is sporadic fish life around the wreck and it is home to some Moray eels.

 

 



Blue

Shark Point


Located on the North side of Clovelly Bay is shark point, one of the best Shore Dive Sites in Sydney.  We rate this site as Black, due to the tricky entrance and exit points divers must cope with off of the rocks. When you go, be sure to go with another diver or guide who has been there before and knows what they are doing.

Enter the water from the point and then drop underneath the waves until you reach a depth of approximately 8 metres. The ocean floor drops-off to 13 metres after a brief swim and it is covered in huge boulders where many fish are hiding in nooks and crannies. As you continue south-east you will reach the rock-sand line at around 25 metres. Here there are rocks with lots of sponges and ascidians flourishing on them. In this area you can also expect to see wobbegongs, cuttlefish, bulleyes, roughies, and even blue devilfish. If you go a bit deeper you may encounter pygmy pipehorses but you will need a sharp eye to spot them.

This is a dynamic and exciting shore dive, that will merit many visits if you wish to see all it has to offer. Definitely worth a visit!
 



Black

South Maroubra


We rate this dive for the tricky entry point and long walk to the site. You will need to be fit to participate in this dive and it is best to go with a guide. It is well worth the effort, one of the most pristine dives in sydney. Along the sandline you will see lots of boulders, kelp and overhangs that are full of fish life.



Black

The Blocks


The site is located at the mouth of the harbour north head and extends for about 700 meters. This location is renown for great sponge growth below 12 meters and in the shallower areas consists of big boulders and swim throughs. You will see lots of leather jacket, blue grouper, giant cuttle fish, and the occasional big bull ray plus your typical temperate water species and viz averages
around 10 to 12 meters here and can be as good as 25 meters.



Green

The Gap


The gap is located off the Southern Headland of the Harbour and goes to a depth of 18 meters. Expect to see all the temperate Sydmey marine life including grouper, rays, pelagic fish, turtles and if you are lucky a pod of dolphons just might come by and say hello. They have even been known to visit our shore divers at camp cove just around the point.



Green